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Offline chelseadrake  
#1 Posted : 12 October 2012 11:34:52(UTC)
chelseadrake

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was wondering if anyone had any tips for this as usual?

I was thinking of switching the small rubbing cloth for a q-tip but still soak it with a bit of the alcohol and just take quick swipe at each dirty stud in question .. but then I realize that its of a different metal so thought I would ask here just in case
Offline tulit  
#2 Posted : 12 October 2012 12:51:58(UTC)
tulit

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Originally Posted by: chelseadrake Go to Quoted Post
was wondering if anyone had any tips for this as usual?

I was thinking of switching the small rubbing cloth for a q-tip but still soak it with a bit of the alcohol and just take quick swipe at each dirty stud in question .. but then I realize that its of a different metal so thought I would ask here just in case


I just use a high grit sandpaper and very gently give it a quick pass over the studs. For me this has worked the best.
Offline witzlerh  
#3 Posted : 12 October 2012 17:29:16(UTC)
witzlerh

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I use a white eraser dabbed in alcohol. I only drag it across the studs, no force.
I have used paper or a fine stone on rusty studs. This is the only place I used sandpaper. It is not recommended to used sandpaper on rails as the scratches ususally will attract dirt.
Harald
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Offline kbvrod  
#4 Posted : 12 October 2012 20:39:40(UTC)
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Offline Ross  
#5 Posted : 13 October 2012 00:50:48(UTC)
Ross

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Hi Kevin,

Thanks for the interesting link.

I also wrote some articles on how I tackled this problem which are similar to the links you provided.

http://members.ozemail.com.au/~...entre_stud_clean_lub.pdf
and
http://members.ozemail.com.au/~.../centre_stud_cleaner.pdf

Ross
Offline Brakeman  
#6 Posted : 13 October 2012 06:40:15(UTC)
Brakeman

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Originally Posted by: Ross Go to Quoted Post
Hi Kevin,

Thanks for the interesting link.

I also wrote some articles on how I tackled this problem which are similar to the links you provided.

http://members.ozemail.com.au/~...entre_stud_clean_lub.pdf
and
http://members.ozemail.com.au/~.../centre_stud_cleaner.pdf



Thanks Ross and Kevin,
I've used a similar slider covered with 800 sandpaper.

BR,
Juha
Offline drstapes  
#7 Posted : 21 October 2012 03:52:25(UTC)
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For track cleaning I have always used a simple abrasive rubber as made by Peco etc. I guess it removes the original protective covering on the M track rails but I have never had any particular problems with this.
Regards

Geoff (UK)

marklin HO from the 50's and 60's
Offline xxup  
#8 Posted : 21 October 2012 08:45:41(UTC)
xxup

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Originally Posted by: drstapes Go to Quoted Post
For track cleaning I have always used a simple abrasive rubber as made by Peco etc. I guess it removes the original protective covering on the M track rails but I have never had any particular problems with this.


Me too... Works great.. The trick is to keep running trains after you have cleaned the track..Smile
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